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Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera
Born Dec. 18, 1980 in Staten Island, N.Y., Christina Aguilera rode the same wave of teen-pop hysteria that launched the careers of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and others. Like Spears, Aguilera started as a child, competing on Star Search and working as a cast member on The New Mickey Mouse Club, a kid-friendly series produced at Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando.

In 1998, Aguilera recorded "Reflection" for Disney's animated feature film Mulan, a song that led to a record deal with RCA. Her self-titled 1999 debut album featured the hits "Genie in a Bottle" and "What a Girl Wants." The album helped her score a best new artist Grammy.

Compared with Spears, Aguilera was known...
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Born Dec. 18, 1980 in Staten Island, N.Y., Christina Aguilera rode the same wave of teen-pop hysteria that launched the careers of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and others. Like Spears, Aguilera started as a child, competing on Star Search and working as a cast member on The New Mickey Mouse Club, a kid-friendly series produced at Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando.

In 1998, Aguilera recorded "Reflection" for Disney's animated feature film Mulan, a song that led to a record deal with RCA. Her self-titled 1999 debut album featured the hits "Genie in a Bottle" and "What a Girl Wants." The album helped her score a best new artist Grammy.

Compared with Spears, Aguilera was known as more of a pure singer, with a powerful voice capable of technically demanding vocal turns. In 2000, she recorded the Spanish-language album Mi Reflejo, mastering the lyrics phonetically. Meanwhile, she remained a presence on the pop charts, teaming with Pink, Mya and Lil' Kim for a remake of Patti Labelle's "Lady Marmalade" on the Moulin Rouge soundtrack.

Although never identified as a sex symbol in the way that Spears was, Aguilera did turn toward a more adult image in 2002 on Stripped, which featured the single "Dirrty" and the big ballad "Beautiful."

By 2006, she had gone more traditional. Back to Basics explored vintage jazz and blues styles and yielded the Grammy-winning single "Ain't No Other Man." A DVD, Back to Basics: Live and Down Under, was released in 2007.
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  • Linda Perry's 'Heaven' Gala honors Ali Larter, Hayes MacArthur

    Linda Perry's 'Heaven' Gala honors Ali Larter, Hayes MacArthur
    The event: Saturday's Art of Elysium "Heaven" Gala brought together a galaxy of stars on the eve of the Golden Globe Awards.  Designed by songwriter Linda Perry, according to her vision of heaven, the black-tie gala benefited Elysium organization and...
  • Even Linda Perry Was Starstruck by Johnny Depp at Art of Elysium Heaven Gala

    What's Linda Perry's idea of heaven on earth? Vegan food, music and nature. And maybe Johnny Depp and Steven Tyler. The singer-songwriter brought her vision to life on Saturday at The Art of Elysium's seventh annual Heaven gala at the Skirball. The Art...
  • Hampton duo from The Dharma Initiative tries out for NBC's "The Voice"

    Hampton duo from The Dharma Initiative tries out for NBC's "The Voice"
    It looks like the Hampton husband-and-wife duo of Zach Moats and Megan Sloggie Moats have impressed talent scouts working for NBC's "The Voice." No official announcement has been made, but social media chatter suggests that an audition in Philadelphia...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Teams Christina and CeeLo take their turns

    The second half of the top 20 — the members of Team CeeLo Green and Team Christina Aguilera — performed on "The Voice" on Tuesday, hoping to please America and their coaches and make it to the top 12. In a sort of deja vu moment, Aguilera...
  • TV ratings: 'The Voice,' 'Goldbergs' fall; 'Biggest Loser' gains

    TV ratings: 'The Voice,' 'Goldbergs' fall; 'Biggest Loser' gains
    NBC's Tuesday ratings streak is still alive, even with "The Voice" falling a bit with this week's round of live performances.  With "The Voice" and "The Biggest Loser," NBC was the highest-rated network for the seventh Tuesday in a row, drawing a 2.9 in...
  • In Reality TV, Bold Shows Yield Hidden Wins

    In today's unscripted landscape, where copycat formats spring up like weeds, this year brings to mind a classic adage: "Nothing ventured, Nothing gained." Nowhere could this quotation be seen more than with mega-gameshow "Million Second Quiz," airing...
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    Would you buy [product name here] from Blake Shelton? Yes!
    Whether the country music stars who’ll be front and center at the CMA Awards show from Nashville are coming up with the songs that make the whole world sing could be debated, but they’re certainly some of the most trusted celebrities around....
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    Team by team by team by team, "The Voice" set its top 12 on Thursday night in a one-hour special episode that saw the remaining eight talented artists in the top 20 sent home. With few weak links among the top 20, there were certain to be some sad...
  • TV ratings: 'Sean Saves the World' boosted by special 'Voice'

    TV ratings: 'Sean Saves the World' boosted by special 'Voice'
    "The Voice" came to Sean Hayes' rescue Thursday night. The NBC singing contest is down to its final coterie of contestants, with three singers for each team led by Christina Aguilera, Ceelo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Proving the show's clout,...
  • 'The Voice' recap: The Top 12 show range and passion

    Rock-and-roll hearts, gospel roots and R&B souls: The top 12 singers on 'The Voice" sought to show their passion and range on Monday's performance-packed show. Some returned to their sweet spots. Others stepped out of their comfort zones. It was a night...
  • Miss Teen USA 'sextortion' suspect expected to plead guilty

    A Temecula man is expected to plead guilty in federal court Tuesday to “sextorting” nude photos and videos from the recently crowned Miss Teen USA and other women by hacking into their computers. In a court filing submitted Monday in an...